The Head of Government receives the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch received, Thursday April 18, 2024 in Rabat, Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), who is visiting the Morocco as part of the holding, from April 18 to 20 in Rabat, of the 33rd FAO regional conference for Africa.

The Head of Government recalled on this occasion the particular interest that Morocco accords, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, to the agricultural sector and the rural world, with a view to achieving integrated development and create added value, through successive strategies based on the restructuring of agriculture, improving productivity, placing investment at the heart of the agricultural equation, as well as on the promotion of human capital. For his part, the Director General of FAO welcomed the Moroccan experience in agriculture and the food processing industry, considering that the strategies adopted by Morocco over the last twenty years under the enlightened leadership of SM The King, can constitute an example to follow for the different African countries. He assured that FAO intends to develop its partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco in a way that is beneficial to other African countries.

The two parties also reviewed the mechanisms for strengthening the permanent strategic partnership between Morocco and the FAO, which manages a portfolio in the Kingdom estimated at some $22 million in the areas of permaculture and development. rural, as well as in terms of urgent interventions.

Both parties also welcomed the technical support offered by FAO, which has evolved significantly, through the implementation in the field of projects responding to specific needs, towards a strategic partnership based on an approach programming.

These talks were an opportunity to emphasize the importance of the FAO regional conference for Africa, for which the government has mobilized all the conditions for success, in order to make it an opportunity exchange of good practices, prospecting of partnerships and examination of innovative solutions around agriculture and food systems.

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